Scott Boras, holding court at the winter meetings, had a nice quote about client Prince Fielder tonight. Asked if geography would influence Fielder’s decision-making this winter, he replied:
“I just think he likes fences that are short to home plate. That’s geographics he likes.”
Boras might half been half-kidding, but it certainly bodes better for the Cubs than it does the Mariners.
(hat-tip to the Journal Sentinel’s Tom Haudricourt)
We’ve seen video of guys catching foul balls while holding babies. We’ve seen foul balls land in full cups of beer. We’ve seen ballplayers chase foul balls and steal fans’ popcorn. I have, not, however, seen a fan catch a foul ball with a glove full of popcorn before last night.
That happened in the Twins Yankees game when this young man made a play on a ball down the left field line despite the fact that he was using his Rawlings as a snack holder:
Good job going to his left, despite the popcorn. Not everyone can do that.
Well, you got part of it down, Derek. At least you leaned a little to the left on that one.